STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Holloway Hall

Operation Wallacea Coming to Salisbury University

Operation Wallacea is a biodiversity research and conservation management organization hosting scientific expeditions in 9 different countries: Indonesia, Transylvania, South Africa, Madagascar, Peru, Guyana, Cuba, Honduras and Mexico. These research sites are run in remote locations with the help of university volunteers and academics from around the world.

Students may join the program for the opportunity to earn credit as research assistants, to work on a senior or Master’s thesis, or to simply gain field research experience in a volunteer-based internship. There is also the option of participating in a unique expedition medicine course for pre-med students. Some of the research topics offered on site include marine ecology, agriculture, spatial ecology, genetics, herpetofauna, and environmental science. More importantly, all research conducted is a contribution towards protecting valuable ecosystems by levering funding and monitoring the success of conservation management strategies.

To learn more about these research opportunities, please come to the informational presentation on Tuesday, October 1st at 4 PM in HS 243.  There will also be a follow-up meeting Thursday, October 3rd at noon in HS 209 (Dean's Conference Room).

For more information about Operation Wallacea, please visit